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tinytimetravel:

Advertisement for Piedmont cigarettes from the Richmond [VA] “Times Dispatch” 2/26/1914 [p.3]. This ad is so ambiguous, I can’t easily interpret how it’s selling cigarettes. Is there some homo-erotic undertone to the unstated “wish” of the smoking man and his buddy Jack? Is it simply selling sophistication? Does the smoking man represent an actual person who would have been familiar to people of the day? I do not know.

tinytimetravel:

Advertisement for Piedmont cigarettes from the Richmond [VA] “Times Dispatch” 2/26/1914 [p.3]. This ad is so ambiguous, I can’t easily interpret how it’s selling cigarettes. Is there some homo-erotic undertone to the unstated “wish” of the smoking man and his buddy Jack? Is it simply selling sophistication? Does the smoking man represent an actual person who would have been familiar to people of the day? I do not know.

lazy-native

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yagazieemezi:

NEW YEAR POST

THE DAILY AFRICAN:

In 2001 Diesel launched a $15 million print campaign featuring a fictitious newspaper, The Daily African. Black models in Diesel jeans lounged in limos or lay across mahogany desks under headlines imagining Africa’s supremacy as a world power (“African Expedition to Explore Unknown Europe by Foot”).

It won that year’s Grand Prix at the International Advertising Festival in Cannes.

I still own this - I used to read it over and over and get my full fucking life. 

Iconic, tbqh. 

ICONIC. I saved as many of these as I could find and might still have some in my closet, along with some other amazing Diesel campaigns.